Cartoon Tomfoolery (#618)

You are invited to play this quick minor league-version of The New Yorker Caption Contest.

‘New Yorker’ drawing by Kaamran Hafeez (contest 618)

Every week I enter the magazine’s contest, using it as a comic writing exercise. Below are five captions. Three are the magazine’s semifinal selections, one is the winner, and two are mine. See if you can guess which are which.

A.  “I’m still cleaning the glitter out of the truck”
B.  “Oh it’s nothing. Just wait until you sit down for dinner.”
C.  “Anything can happen when you go hunting with Joseph Campbell.”
D.  “I also have a centaur, but it makes people uncomfortable.”
E.  “Well, of course they don’t exist. Now.”

This cartoon is the property of The New Yorker. I devour every issue of the magazine and consider it “must” reading for writers and those who appreciate good writing.

Answers:  E winner, B & C Duane’s captions, B Duane’s submission

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